Let me start off by saying that I am NOT a very crafty person. Whenever I have tried to do a craft before, it either didn’t come out the way it was supposed to or I gave up because I just couldn’t do it. Yep, you can call me a quitter – or maybe not because I DID try again!
The first time I saw a deco mesh wreath was when we went to Walter’s Pumpkin Patch. They had a little store that I thought was the cutest thing. I also thought to myself “wow, that’s a lot of money” for a wreath made of mesh!
So, I took some pictures of it so I would remember it and hopefully come across one again and maybe I could figure out how it was made.
It was around Christmas time when I had seen a few of the burlap wreaths floating around on some blogs with what seemed like easy instructions. I figured how hard could it be?
So, I tried making it – got frustrated and wound up with a mesh wreath that looked nothing like what the bloggers were presenting.
At this point I was just absolutely determined to make this happen.
After much searching I came across a video that caught my eye because the wreaths were exactly what I was trying to do but the way the crafter was making them was much different. So, below I am going to show you how to make a deco mesh wreath that just about anyone can do with a little patience!
Lets take it from the top:
I bought supplies for 2 wreaths along with extras because I wasn’t sure what I was going to use.
They had some good sales at Hobby Lobby and I got most of the items for a steal! I did not use everything above in the tutorial below though, so I listed only what I used for this specific how to project!
Deco Mesh Wreath Supplies:
- 17″ Pre-made heart shaped work wreath form (wire heart shape)
- 1 (5 1/2″) Pink Deco Mesh Ribbon
- 1 (5 1/2″) White Deco Mesh Ribbon
- Heart string accent
Choose and open the first color mesh you will be working with and gather the end of it and then tie it on the inner part of the wire wreath with the attached pipe cleaner. (If your wire frame does not come with some kind of tie or pipe cleaner, you will need to get these as well).
Once your first piece is tied then let a little bit more mesh out and then bunch it together again like you did with the first piece and tie with the pipe cleaner to the inner part of the wire wreath like you did above. Repeat this as you work your way around the wreath.
I did my “bunches” of the mesh about 3 inches or so apart.
You can rotate top to bottom or do the outside first or the inside first – but whatever you do first you should stick with until you are done!
Whatever way you like. I rotated top to bottom at first but didn’t like the way it looked. I took it apart and started over. I did the bottom first then then the top. I also found out that if I had too much space between bunchings, you couldn’t tell it was a heart shape. So make sure you check your work after a few bunchings, there will need to be some trial and error.
Add second color randomly. There is no wrong or right way to do it. Add as much or as little as you want.
I was able to stick the tinsel right through the heart to attach it. You can also hot glue on any extras that you want.
I think it came out pretty good for my very first craft EVER, if I do say so myself! The money I saved was also worth the trouble – the wreath I was eyeing up was $34.99, I think in total the supplies I needed just for this product was under $10 with the sale Hobby Lobby was having and a coupon I had.
- 17" Pre-made heart shaped work wreath form (wire heart shape)
- 1 (5 1/2") Pink Deco Mesh Ribbon
- 1 (5 1/2") White Deco Mesh Ribbon
- Heart string accent
- Glue Gun
- Choose and open the first color you will be working with and gather the end of the mesh and tie it on the inner part of the mesh to the attached pipe cleaner. (If your wire frame does not come with some kind of tie or pipe cleaner, you will need to get these as well).
- Once your first piece is tied then let a little bit more mesh out and then bunch it together again like you did with the first piece and tie with the pipe cleaner to the inner part of the wire wreath like you did above. Repeat this as you work your way around the wreath.
- Create your "bunches" of the mesh about 3 inches or so apart, adjust to your preferred liking.
- Repeat above with your second mesh color and the outer part of the wire wreath.
- Ensure all of your pipe cleaners are ties are trimmed or hidden.
- Attach your accents with pipe cleaners or a glue gun
Be creative with your accents! While I only used a string of hearts that I was able to feed throughout the wreath you can also use heart sticks, cupid ornaments and so much more to really make it "yours".